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HOLIDAY HOST EVENTS

 

SUNDAY 11/27/22-12/18/22

BAY CITY:  SUNDAYS IN THE CITY – downtown Bay City

The four Sundays before Christmas, visit downtown Bay City.  Enjoy holiday decorations, free horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers and a movie at the State Theater

TODAY’S MOVIE:  A CHRISTMAS STORY at 1 p.m.  Food or Cash donations welcome.

 

TUESDAY 11/29/22

SAGINAW:    THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS – The Temple Theatre.

The annual Christmas concert performed by the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate with carols and timeless classics.

 

WEDNESDAY 11/30/22

SAGINAW:   “CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE” – Dow Event Center

A Broadway style production of contemporary circus arts.  Visions of sugarplums will dance, sing and come to life on stage.

 

THURSDAY 12/1/22

MIDLAND:   THE SANTA HOUSE – downtown Midland

The Midland Area Santa House is open at the corner of M-20 and Main Street.    The House will be open until December 23.  Visits with Santa and rides on the Northern Star Train are completely FREE.

The SANTA HOUSE is available by walk up only.

FLUSHING:   2022 FLUSHING CANDLEWALK – downtown Flushing

Thousands of softly glowing candles will light your way along the streets of Flushing.

You’ll find chestnuts roasting on an open fire in the middle of Main Street, warming stations throughout the area and Santa arriving in a grand parade on THURSDAY NIGHT.

FREELAND:   THE FREELAND LIGHT SHOW – Tittabawassee Township Park

Looking for some Christmas Spirit?  Take in a free show at Tittabawassee Township Park.  The Freeland Lights Show is “Christmas come to life” with music and lights every evening starting at 5:30 from December 1 thru December 31.  Each Show lasts 15 minutes and runs every 15 minutes from 5:30pm until 10:20 p.m.

(Donations will be accepted for the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of the Great Lakes Bay Region)

MIDLAND:   “JINGLE BELL FUN RUN”  Downtown Midland

This fun free 1-mile run or walk begins at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Ashman and Main Streets.  It’s not a timed race and people of all ages are welcome.  Come dressed in festive gear and you will receive a jingle bell necklace to wear during the event.  The more the merrier!

Instead of a registration fee, participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry for the holidays

 

FRIDAY 12/2/22

BAY CITY:   A ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE – State Theatre Bay City

An evening with Ted Vigil, a John Denver Tribute artists.

DOORS OPEN AT 6, CONCERT at 7 p.m.  Admission is $20.

FLINT:   CHRISTMAS AT CROSSROADS: HOLIDAY MAGIC – Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

Make memories with your family to last all year. The spirit of Christmas fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village with thousands of lights.  Take an evening ride on the Huckleberry Railroad and watch Village artisans make vintage crafts. A family tradition for over 30 years.

HOURS:  4 P.M. UNTIL 9 P.M. Friday thru Sunday

DRIVE THROUGH NIGHTS are Mondays from 5 until 9 p.m. ($10 per vehicle)

FRANKENMUTH:   CHRISTKINDLMARKT – Frankenmuth Farmers’ Market

Visit Mid-Michigan’s largest open air holiday market.  This tradition Christmas market is modeled after those held in Germany.

It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods.  More than 40 vendors every year.  Enjoy live music, a cup of hot spiced wine and visit with Santa.

DAYS/HOURS:   Friday and Saturday 11 UNTIL 8 p.m., Sunday 11 until 4 p.m.

MIDLAND:   “HOLLY JOLLY DAYS” – Downtown Midland

Make your shopping experience extra special in downtown Midland.  Friday thru Sunday you can find special holiday shopping deals, enjoy beautifully painted holiday window displays, cozy up by outdoor fireplaces and participate in family activities and festivities.

Free horse drawn carriage rides in front the H Hotel.

HOURS:  5-9pm Friday, Noon til 4 on both Saturday and Sunday

MIDLAND:  “A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL” – Midland Center for the Arts

Ralphie and his Christmas wish for a Red Ryder Air Gun is now a Musical.  Don’t miss this triple dog dar hilarious collaboration of the now classic story and a song for every mis-adventure.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

TICKETS START AT $19.50

SAGINAW:   “WINTER PARTY ON MCCARTY” – Saginaw Township Soccer Complex

Almost like the summer concerts but in HEATED TENTS.  Two bands, adult beverages, Food Trucks and MORE.

HOURS are 5:30 until 10 p.m.

$5.00 Parking – proceeds benefit the Saginaw Township Soccer Association.

New Unwrapped Toy or cash donation will be accepted for area kids.

 

SATURDAY 12/3/22

JOHNNY MATHIS CHRISTMAS – SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT, 8 p.m.  Tickets start at $44

BAY CITY:    WARREN MILLER’S “DAYBREAKERS” – The State Theatre

Warren Miller’s annual ski film takes you to the highest mountains in Alaska, Canada, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Greece.

One showing only, tonight at 7 p.m.   Doors open at 6 p.m.

Admission is $22 for Adults, $20 for Students and children.

FLINT:    THE NUTCRACKER – The Whiting

The spirit of The Nutcracker Ballet adds a touch of magic to family holidays for over 41 years.  Sparkling sets, elegant colorful costumes and live music from the Flint Symphony Orchestra will highlight these two performances.

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY:  Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

TICKETS start at $10.

MIDLAND:   “RHAPSODY RENDEZVOUS” – Midland Center for the Arts

Enjoy a showcase featuring the talented kids from Midland High School.  RHAPSODY RENDEZVOUS is an outstanding night that includes the Midland High School orchestra, Choir, Jazz Band and Marching Band.

TWO SHOWS at 1:30 and 7:30.

Tickets: $20 for Adults, $15 for 62+ and $8 for Students

SAGINAW:   ARTHUR HILL HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY BAZAAR – Arthur Hill High School

200 crafters and vendors will participate and sell a variety of goods, holiday attire and so much more.

HOURS are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

SAGINAW:   “HOLIDAY HOORAY” – MidMichigan Children’s Museum

Impact Saginaw invites your family to the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum.  Admission is free today, and it will be a fun festive day of winter themed activities from 10am until 4 p.m.  Santa will visit from 11 until 2:30.

HOURS are 10am until 4 p.m.

ADMISSION IS FREE sponsored by Impact Saginaw

SAGINAW:  ANNUAL SAGINAW TOWNSHIP TREE LIGHTING – Saginaw Township Soccer Complex

Lots of family fun.  The Tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m. followed by kids games, fireworks, food trucks FREE cookies, hot chocolate and coffee.

HOURS are 3 until 8 p.m.

$5.00 PARKING

Bring an unwrapped new toy or cash donation for area kids.

 

SUNDAY 12/4/22

BAY CITY:  SUNDAYS IN THE CITY – downtown Bay City

The four Sundays before Christmas, visit downtown Bay City.  Enjoy holiday decorations, free horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers and a movie at the State Theater

TODAY’S MOVIE:  THE POLAR EXPRESS at 1 p.m.  Food or Cash donations welcome.

SAGINAW:  BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND FRIENDS – Saginaw Township Soccer complex

Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast while Santa and his friends mingle around the heated tent.

HOURS:  9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

COST: Adults $7, Kids 6-12 $6. And kids ages 5 and under Free.

 

THURSDAY 12/08/22

AMY GRANT & MICHAL W. SMITH CHRISTMAS TOUR – FOX THEATRE, downtown Detroit, 7:30 p.m.  Tickets start at $30.

MIDLAND:  “A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL” – Midland Center for the Arts

Ralphie and his Christmas wish for a Red Ryder Air Gun is now a Musical.  Don’t miss this triple dog dare hilarious collaboration of the now classic story and a song for every mis-adventure.

PERFORMANCES at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

TICKETS START AT $19.50

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase and enjoy live music from local singing groups  The Poinsettia Tree is back in the warm and festive conservatory.

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

FRIDAY 12/09/22

BAY CITY:   “A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES” – Bay City Players

A totally delightful evening of whimsy and charm, based on the classic Dylan Thomas novel about a “perfect” Christmas from his childhood in Wales.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30.  Sunday at 3 p.m.

TICKETS are $21 for Adults, $11 for Students

MIDLAND:   “THE SECOND CITY JINGLE BELL RUCKUS” – Midland Center for the Arts

A heaping helping of seasonal satire that’s the perfect alternative to those same old holiday shows.  Nothing’s too sacred for SECOND CITY’s squad of comedy stars.

SHOW starts at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets start at $25.50

SAGINAW:   THOMAS TOWNSHIP WINTER WONDERLAND – Roberts Community Park

WINTER WONDERLAND 2023 includes hay rides through the lighted display, food trucks, a craft tent, bonfire with smores, Santa and Buddy the Elf, a musical light show and FIREWORKS to end each night.

HOURS are 5 until 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night

ADMISSION is $5.00 per person.

SAGINAW:    THE HOLIDAY CHANNEL CHRISTMAS MOVIE WONDERTHON – Pit and Balcony Community Theatre

Join us for the regional premiere of a wildly entertaining parody of holiday rom coms.  You can enjoy the sugar rush of six Christmas movies all at once.

THREE PERFORMANCES:  7:30 Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday

ADMISSION.

SAGINAW:   “NOEL:  EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS” – The Temple Theatre

NOEL is a Broadway style show unlike any other.  Drawing inspiration from iconic holiday shows including The Rockettes in NYC, NOEL features some of the best artists from our state in voice, acting dance and music performance.

DOORS open at 6:30 p.m.  Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket start at $23.00

 

 

SATURDAY 12/10/22

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis – FOX THEATER DETROIT, 8 p.m.   Tickets start at $30.00

AUBURN:   6TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS AND TREE LIGHTING – Auburn Park

The 6th Annual Parade of Lights will begin at 6 p.m. from Western High School and ending at Auburn Methodis.  The tree lighting takes place immediately following.

Hot chocolate, popcorn, Santa, DJ, and more

FREE EVENT.  HOURS are 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

BAY CITY:    “COLE IN YOUR STOCKING” – State Theatre, Bay City

World renowned pianist and Bay City native KEVIN COLE performs all your holiday favorites.  This is a show the entire family will love.  Original piano arrangements make this a truly special evening.

TWO SHOWS:  7:30 Saturday and 3:00 Sunday

MIDLAND:  “PHIL VASSAR & DEANA CARTER: COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” – Midland Center for the Arts

Christmas Classics, and original holiday music with Country stars PHIL VASSAR and DEANA CARTER

Event begins at 8 p.m.  Tickets starting at $34.50

 

SUNDAY 12/11/22

BAY CITY:  SUNDAYS IN THE CITY – downtown Bay City

The four Sundays before Christmas, visit downtown Bay City.  Enjoy holiday decorations, free horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers and a movie at the State Theater

TODAY’S MOVIE:  ELF at 1 p.m.  Food or Cash donations welcome.

SAGINAW:  SAGINAW SILVER SCREEN: “HOME ALONE” – The Temple Theatre, downtown

Saginaw Silver Screen brings your favorite classic comedies, Oscar winning dramas and have to see more than once musicals to the big screen at the Temple Theatre.

TODAY:   “HOME ALONE” Doors open at 1, movie at 2. Admission is $10.

SAGINAW:   “LET IT SNOW!” – Court Theater Saginaw

The Saginaw Youth Choir perform a celebration of the holidays in song!  There will be a dessert reception to follow.

PERFORMANCE at 4 p.m.   Admission is FREE.

 

MONDAY 12/12/22

MIDLAND: “THE ILLUSIONISTS: MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS” – Midland Center for the Arts

Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at THE ILLUSIONISTS a mind blowing showcase featuring jaw dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

ONE SHOW ONLY 7:30 p.m.   Tickets start at $26.50

 

Thursday 12/15/22

BAY CITY:  MIDLAND STREET SANTA CRAWL! – Midland Street Business District

Just $10 gets you a Santa suit and Food and Drink specials at all participating Midland Street Bars and Restaurants.  Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the Santa suit sale goes to local charities.

MIDLAND:   “RODNEY CARRINGTON LIVE” – Midland Center for the Arts

RODNEY CARRINGTON: LET ME IN is a part of his nationwide comedy tour.  This show is for mature audiences only (18+)

Show at 8 p.m.   Tickets start at $47.50

MIDLAND:   DOW GARDENS CHRISTMAS WALK (Silent Night)

Dow Gardens will help make your holidays bright with a splendor of holiday lights.  Stroll the gently lit pathway, meet Santa’s reindeer, enjoy warm beverages available for purchase.  The Poinsettia Tree returns to the Garden Conservatory.

HOURS 5-7pm Thursday Friday and Saturday

ADMISSION IS FREE

 

FRIDAY 12/16/22

BAY CITY:   “A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES” – Bay City Players

A totally delightful evening of whimsy and charm, based on the classic Dylan Thomas novel about a “perfect” Christmas from his childhood in Wales.

PERFORMANCES Friday and Saturday at 7:30.  Sunday at 3 p.m.

TICKETS are $21 for Adults, $11 for Students

 

SAGINAW:    THE HOLIDAY CHANNEL CHRISTMAS MOVIE WONDERTHON – Pit and Balcony Community Theatre

Join us for the regional premiere of a wildly entertaining parody of holiday rom coms.  You can enjoy the sugar rush of six Christmas movies all at once.

THREE PERFORMANCES:  7:30 Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday

 

SUNDAY 12/18/22

BAY CITY:  SUNDAYS IN THE CITY – downtown Bay City

The four Sundays before Christmas, visit downtown Bay City.  Enjoy holiday decorations, free horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers and a movie at the State Theater

TODAY’S MOVIE:  ELF at 1 p.m.  Food or Cash donations welcome.

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